Kit Harington may be done with his role as Jon Snow but he isn’t taking a break from working anytime soon. The actor will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as revealed as Disney Expo this weekend. In addition to some major announcements, it was revealed that Kit Harington has joined the cast for Marvel’s upcoming Eternals film, which is slotted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4. Rumors of Harington’s enjoyment were propagating for sometime but it was confirmed when Harrington joined his fellow cast and crew on stage August 24th.
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Kit Harington has been announced to play the role of Dane Whitman, better known as the Black Knight in the comics. The character is a swashbuckling swordsman, with the title and role passed down through the generations since Arthurian time. Each Knight is different but each wields the Ebony Blade, a magic sword that was forged by Merlin himself. Dane Whitman became one of the Avengers, fighting alongside Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America against the world’s greatest threats. The Black Knight doesn’t have much relation to the Eternals, so its likely his origin will be tweaked to better fit the cosmic nature of the characters. Still, we’re sure the MCU will stay true to the character and showcase his knightly visage in all his glory.
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Other Game of Thrones actors are joining the Eternals cast, including Richard Madden announced in the role of Icarus, alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani. Harington has not commented on his role yet, nor as Marvel given away many plot details but based on the source material and the cosmic nature of the MCU, we expect it to be a big superhero epic.
Are you excited to see Kit again on the big screen? How about the Eternals themselves? Tell us in the comments!
It’s summer, you’re busy with a million things: work, travel, friends, more travel— for what is supposed to be the most relaxing time of year, summer fills up fast and it can be hard to find the time to make a start on the summer to-be-read list you spent the year compiling! That’s where Audible comes in.
Audible have some amazing new additions to their already extensive library and we’ve got a list of some of the most exciting titles that are new to Audible this month!
As part of the launch of Audible Latino—an integrated, multicultural destination offering US Hispanic customers a robust catalog of Spanish-language and culturally relevant English-language spoken-word content on audible.com – Audible launched the much anticipated audio premiere of Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal by J. K. Rowling, performed by internationally acclaimed Puerto Rican actor, Carlos Ponce. This is the first time that the Spanish-language Harry Potter books have been available in digital audio. Books 1-5 are now available, with the remainder set to be released later this year and next.
In Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, one of Stan Lee’s final collaborations and most innovative works, the legendary creator invites you to unleash the power of your imagination, and bring to life an epic, superhero origin story set within a tech-centric, highly connected world, unnervingly reminiscent of our own. Performed by Yara Shahidi, People Magazine called this Audible Original “an immersive audio experience” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “a first-of-its-kind.”
Join a select group of MoveWith teachers in this uplifting series of yoga classes, meditation, core strength training, and more designed to get you moving and energized. Whether it’s first thing in the morning, or as an afternoon pick-me-up, this is the perfect way to squeeze a mindful sweat into your day. So grab your headphones and let a MoveWith coach guide you on a centering and rejuvenating journey. These high-energy classes are designed to be taken anytime of day and as many times through as you want.
Where The Light Entersis a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of the beloved Biden family and the life of a woman at its center. Thisis the story of how Jill built a family – and a life – of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles.
In Our Harlem,award-winning chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson takes listeners on a music- and food-filled journey to his Harlem neighborhood and Red Rooster Harlem restaurant. The seven-hour Audible Original is filled with the sounds of Marcus’s kitchen, gospel and jazz from local bands, and conversation with friends. Marcus invites the listener to cook along with him, listen to the beats that flow through his restaurant, and learn about Harlem’s rich history, diversity, and vibrant pulse.
True West by Sam Shepherd, read by kit harington and johnny flynn
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn smolder and burn as sparring brothers in Sam Shepard’s darkly comic 1980 drama, True West. The Cain and Abel conflict is a showdown of sibling rivalry, but also bears witness to a legacy of booze-fueled family brawls. As Harington and Flynn duel it out, they bring a cagey, wiry energy to director Matthew Dunster’s West End revival of this Pulitzer Prize finalist, delivered as an audio play.
Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her co-creator/co-star (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Audible and Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook—it’s a 10-episode, star-studded, scripted audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more!
When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Bill Rustad and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to Outland – an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved. Then everything changes when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet. The team has just hours to get as many people as possible across to Outland before a lethal cloud of ash overwhelms them! This scifi Audible Original from bestselling author/narrator team Dennis E. Taylor and Ray Taylor is an absolute must-listen
Three decades after The Baby-Sitters Clubfirst rocked our world the beloved franchise is back to binge like never before! In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the blockbuster series that first celebrated young entrepreneurialism and fierce female friendships is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with the first five titles in the series performed by Elle Fanning.
Admittedly, we were all a little wrecked after the Game of Thrones‘ finale, either because we couldn’t stand the ending or because we couldn’t bear the relentless countdown until the end of an era. The show’s incredible success is no secret, but the significance of its eight-year run may be lost on those of us who don’t consider the weight of nearly a decade. Eight years is an epoch in and of itself; when the most significant events in our lives can happen in a single moment, imagine the joys and burdens of eight years.
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Whatever we experienced watching the finale, no one was more wrecked than the cast themselves. Many stars have opened up about their mental health issues since the finale aired-understandable, given that some, our leading ladies in particular, entered the cast when they were young children. Maisie Williams told BBC that she would “tell herself every day that [she] hated [herself],” unable to hold up to the impersonal scrutiny of social media. Sophie Turner revealed that she had depression for “five years” when ruthless comments about her appearance caused her to isolate to the point that she “had no motivation to do anything.”
During the behind-the-scenes documentary The Last Watch, Kit Harington moved fans with his intense reaction to Jon Snow’s ending. Upon learning that he would be the one to kill his lover, Daenerys, and break the wheel in a way unlike any Dany had envisioned, he became overwhelmed. He gave an audible gasp—and then, the actor burst into tears.
“I blubbed my eyes out,” Harington confessed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I cried. I cried, yeah.”
Two days after the documentary’s release, Harington’s rep made an official statement to People: “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.” While these personal issues do include alcohol abuse, “stress” is a major factor in his decision to enter a luxury rehab facility. Page Six reported that he’s been at Connecticut facility Privé-Swiss for around a month, arriving before the finale aired. Though the price is high—$120,000 in all—the emotional cost of untreated psychological illness can be far steeper.
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These “emotional issues,” of course, have been going on for far longer than a month. After portraying the character for eight years, Harington began to experience identity conflicts. “I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away,” he told Variety, describing the change he felt when shedding his Jon Snow haircut. “I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something.”
Though fans are sorry to see Harington go through these struggles, we are all grateful that he’s seeking treatment.
Game of Thrones fans are anxiously awaiting the eighth and final season to premier in just thirteen days. As the stars get ready to say goodbye to the characters they’ve played for the last decade, Sophie Turner did an exclusive interview with Harper’s Bazaar discussing everything from Sansa Stark to feminism.
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While Sophie Turner may not be bothered by co-star Kit Harington out-earning her by nearly three times, but maybe some of us are. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Turner explains that the discrepancy in salary is easily explained by the vast difference in their characters’ storylines. While Turner’s character, Sansa Stark, has not seen much screen time in the past seasons, Harington’s character, Jon Snow, has been a leading story. Turner goes on to explain that “‘for the last series he had something like seventy night shoots, and I didn’t have that many.'”
Sophie Turner took home around £158,000 each week, while Kit Harington brought home £537,000. Of course, Jon Snow did have a big character arc over the last season to air, ending with a huge reveal. If you ask me, the pay disparity does not cover the absolute inspiration Sansa Stark has been.
When we first meet Sansa, she is in huge contrast to her sister, Arya. While we are immediately rooting for the girl who just wants to play with swords, we don’t know how to react to the girl who wants to be queen. Sansa, however, proves her worth as she is forced to make her way through King’s Landing and the Lannister’s by lying through her teeth at every turn. She stands by as her father is beheaded, unable to react in any way. She survives the emotionally, and often physically, abusive relationship with Joffrey Lannister before she is thrown over for Margaery Tyrell at the second season’s end. Sansa continues to overcome obstacles through the whole series, including her marriage to psychopath Ramsey Bolton.
It’s true we don’t know what is in store this final season for Sansa, but she hasn’t given us a single reason to downplay her character. As for me, I have the highest expectations for Turner’s character.
HBO’s wildly popular series Game of Thrones recently finished filming its final season, and Kit Harington, who portrays Jon Snow, is feeling a little sentimental:
“It’s just been this amazing journey,” he said in aninterview. “I kinda said to them on my wrap speech that it’s always been more than a job. They were a family and it was my life. I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve been quite emotional last week thinking about having ended, having finished it.”
We’ll miss it too, Kit. But he also has a lot to look forward to – Harington has talkedabout how wrapping season eight will free him from the Jon Snow hairstyle he’s sported for the better part of a decade, and a few weeks ago he married Rose Leslie (who played his on-screen love interest Ygritte before her untimely demise).
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He won’t be disappearing from the public eye, however: you can catch him on stage this winter in London, where he’ll be starring in True West.